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FAVOURITE VIEW
“One of my favourite moments was at an organic farm on a hillside in Pienza, Tuscany. We had an amazing view of the whole valley. There were goats walking about, a few piglets in the pen—it was just so nice to be in such a natural environment and enjoy good, wholesome food.”

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY MEMORY
“Italy! I was just there in August with a couple of friends and every day it was wine, pasta, cheese… zero stress.”

BEST PLACE TO STAY
“La Bandita Townhouse in Pienza run by an ex-musician and Vanity Fair writer who got married in Pienza and fell in love with the city. This award-winning boutique hotel comes with 12 uber chic rooms. Warning! Those limoncello shots can be formidable.”

SB1114_Escapes_Travel Notebook_img_8624Tuca Reines

HOLIDAY SOUNDTRACK
“Whatever music my more musically inclined friends send me. At the moment I’m really liking the albums by Majestic Casual.”

WHAT DO YOU PACK?
“A nice dress—you never know where you’ll end up. And a pair of flats. Travelling in heels does not sound fun.”

BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
“Kiehl’s moisturiser as your skin often gets dry with travel, and mascara as it opens up the eyes.”

MY INSTAGRAM ADDICTIONS
“Lots of photographers like @saaggo and sert_mehmet. Great travel pics.”

THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE…
“I ask for the WiFi password (my Asian side presides!).”

 

Photography: La Bandita Townhouse; Garvey Chui